The newly launched SES digital TV platform will provide employment for unemployed youths across its footprints in Nigeria and West Africa, promoters of the business have said.
Andy Anderson, Marketing Head for Africa, SES said at the launching of the platform in Lagos that the project is hoped to provide employment for unemployed youths “who will be trained to install the dish needed for signal reception, for free”.
According to him, “being able to perform physical activities and communicate effectively at a minimal level is all an individual require to qualify for the training.”
Speaking on the importance of the project, Austin Okere, Founder and CEO, CWG Plc added that “for years, the majority of households in West Africa has been shut out of the digital broadcasting experience. Together with SES, we are excited to enable broadcasters to deliver their content cost-effectively, and in excellent technical quality to millions of households across the region.
CEO of the Nigerian technology company added that, “with the technology and platform that SES is bringing to Nigeria and West Africa, content can be made available to millions of household and with this system we will have over 400 channels available from the existing hundred and ten.”
SES digital TV platform, which was launched in collaboration with Computer Warehouse Group Plc, will also let broadcasters migrate from analogue to digital TV to meet the digital migration deadline of June 2015, according to its promoters.
Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES says “broadcasting via satellite provides High Definition (HD) picture quality and a100 percent coverage of even the most remote areas and regions. The long-term partnership with CWG will open up new possibilities for local and international broadcasters and allow them to drive digitalisation and reach their audiences across West Africa quickly and cost-effectively.”